London brewer Fuller's has created a new beer for the royal wedding

London brewer Fuller's has created a new beer for the royal wedding

Beer lovers in the capital will be able to toast Prince William and Kate Middleton ahead of their big day with a special ale created just for the occasion.

London brewer Fuller, Smith and Turner has joined the ranks of companies marking the royal wedding, producing its own Royal Wedding Celebration Ale.

Fuller's said its new ale is rich and smooth with a malty base, and a fruity and satisfying finish thanks to aptly-named Sovereign hops.

Fuller's Brands marketing manager David Spencer said: "As London's family brewer, we at Fuller's thought it was a great idea to raise a glass to another great family with our Royal Wedding Celebration Ale.

"What better way to celebrate such a uniquely British event than with a glass of great British beer?

"Royal wedding celebrations are an ideal opportunity to bring the whole community together, and as the pub is the centre of many communities, it makes sense to provide customers with a drink made especially for the occasion.

"We think the key to a great marriage is a combination of many things; among them are flexibility, a mixture of ingredients, attention to detail and perhaps above all, patience - all aspects that are also important when making a great beer.

"We wish the happy couple the very best wishes for their future life together."

Royal Wedding Celebration Ale has an ABV of 4.8% and will be available in cask in selected Fuller's pubs from Thursday.

The creation is not the first beer made in honour of the couple's big day. Nottingham-based Castle Rock Brewery was forced to increase the amount of its special Kiss Me Kate beer after unprecedented interest.